(WASHINGTON) — Time magazine has disputed President Donald Trump’s claim that he turned down the publication’s request for an interview and photo shoot for its “Person of the Year” issue.
In a tweet late Friday afternoon, Trump claimed he rebuffed the request after being told he “probably” would receive the magazine’s top honors. He was the magazine’s “Person of the Year” last year.
“Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named ‘Man (Person) of the Year,’ like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot,” Trump tweeted. “I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!”
But Time took issue with Trump’s claim, tweeting less than three hours later, “The President is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year. TIME does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6.
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